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ICD Code Retrieval: Novel Approach for Assisted Disease Classification

  • Stefano Giovanni RizzoEmail author
  • Danilo Montesi
  • Andrea Fabbri
  • Giulio Marchesini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9162)

Abstract

The task of assigning classification codes to short medical text is a hard text classification problem, especially when the set of possible codes is as big as the ICD-9-CM set. The problem, which has been only partially tamed for a subset of ICD-9-CM, becomes even harder in real world applications, where the labeled data are scarce and noisy. In this paper we first show the ineffectivenesss of current Text Classification algorithms on large datasets, then we present a novel incremental approach to clinical Text Classification, which overcomes the low accuracy problem through the top-K retrieval, exploits Transfer Learning techniques in order to expand a skewed dataset and improves the overall accuracy over time, learning from user selection.

Keywords

ICD-9-CM Text classification Transfer learning Learning to rank Document expansion Icd coding task 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Giovanni Rizzo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Danilo Montesi
    • 1
  • Andrea Fabbri
    • 2
  • Giulio Marchesini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Local Public Health Unit of Forlì, Emergency DepartmentHospital Morgagni-PierantoniForlìItaly
  3. 3.Department of MedicineUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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